Barrus’s centennial date marked the delivery of the largest Yanmar engines to be supplied to the Royal Navy by Barrus

Published on: 03/10/2017

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Yanmar engines that will power the largest vessel in a new fleet of workboats for the Royal Navy were loaded and transported by Barrus on the 18th September, the company’s 100-year anniversary date.

The two 911hp Yanmar engines, weighing in at around 4 tonnes each have been safely transported to Safehaven Marine in Ireland who is building the 18-metre Wildcat 60 catamaran. This vessel is one of 38 new workboats ranging in size from 11 to 18-metres being supplied to the MoD by prime contractor and integrator Altas Elektronik UK (AEUK).

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All of the 38 workboats will be fitted with Yanmar marine diesel engines prepared in Barrus’s custom-engine build facility in Bicester, Oxfordshire to AEUK agreed specifications. In addition, Barrus will provide AEUK with specialist engineering support including a comprehensive training programme, service support and technical expertise over a six-year period.

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